Amy has worked for us as a hygienist for over twenty years. The thing she really loves about the job is the personal approach we take in our office. Amy is amazing at not only chatting with patients and helping them feel comfortable but also at remembering them and developing long-term relationships.
Amy is an OHSU alumni and graduated with her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene in 1998. Since then, she’s been working hard to change lives one smile at a time.
Some other lives she’s changed are those of her family. She is married to her husband, Joe, and together they are raising their son, Noah, who is twelve. They also have two grown kids: Karah, who is eighteen, and Kaelynn, who is twenty. Whenever Amy doesn’t have her hands full with those four, she enjoys cooking, gardening, shopping, and reading.
Dani is one of our registered dental hygienists. She has been with our practice since September 2021, and she worked hard to get here! Dani has a bachelor’s of science in public health with a minor in health & wellness coaching in addition to her hygiene degree.
Dani is committed to treating her patients based on their own individual needs, supporting her co-workers, and, of course, giving excellent patient care. Dani likes being a part of our practice because of the confidence she has that our team is providing the best overall care for patients—from practical and technical skills to ensuring patient comfort.
Outside of her time in our office, Dani enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs. The more time she spends with family the better—even going all the way to England to visit her husband’s family as often as they can! Dani is a passionate reader, with an interest in a wide variety of genres from health and wellness to a good fiction series.
Val is an experienced registered dental hygienist that joined our practice in July of 2021. She’s new to us, but not new to dental hygiene—she has been in the industry for thirty-seven years, so you know you are in good hands with Val!
In addition to her dental hygiene expertise, Val is also a massage therapist with a specialty in headaches, TMJ-D, and repetitive use injuries of the upper body. She loves getting to know her patients and making sure they feel comfortable and well-informed.
Val’s goal in joining our team is to become a familiar and welcoming face to the rest of our team and our patients. Val feels lucky to work with such nice co-workers, and we feel lucky to have Val and her many years of knowledge on our team!
When Val is not supporting our patients, she can be found riding her bicycle, doing yoga, or going camping. When the weather is nice, catch her out on the lake with her stand up paddleboard! Val is the mother of four and grandmother of six.
Lisa is one of our amazing dental assistants for the practice, and we are lucky to have her. She has been a great addition to our team since joining our practice in September 2021.
Lisa brings a positive energy to the practice, she is always encouraging the rest of the team to work hard and have fun.
When Lisa isn’t in the office, helping patients and other members of the team, she loves the outdoors. Lisa is an avid outdoorsman. She enjoys getting outside to go hunting and fishing. Lisa is happily married, and is the mother of two and grandmother of three!
Katie is one of our wonderful dental assistants! She has been a part of our practice since September 2021, and we’ve loved having her on our team.
Katie has a passion for helping people, and she loves to learn more about how to support her patients. Her strong attention to detail makes her an incredible addition to our team and our practice.
When Katie isn’t at work, she’s probably in the kitchen trying out new recipes, or tending to her plants. She also enjoys any time spent camping in the great outdoors or travelling to new places. Katie loves spending time with her partner, Jacob, as well as their three cats and two turtles!
Kaleelah has been our hygiene coordinator / dental assistant since September 2021. Kaleelah has an impressive resume. She has a bachelor’s degree in biohealth science with a pre-dental option, as well as two minors—in chemistry and business management! Kaleelah definitely knows what she is doing.
Kaleelah’s goal for the practice is to be of assistance to the rest of the team in order to support each patient’s needs. She is planning on attending dental school herself, and starting her own practice just like Dr. Brown and Dr. Freed! After dental school she is interested in pursuing further advanced dental education in general dentistry or an oral surgery program.
If Kaleelah isn’t on duty here, she is probably spending time with her family! Her mom, dad, and older brother are her best friends and favorite travel buddies. Kaleelah loves sports and anything that keeps her active, as well as cooking and trying new recipes.
Victoria has a gift for comfortable conversation, making her invaluable at our front desk. She has been a front office assistant since July 2020. You can rest assured that she’ll treat you just like family from the moment you set foot through our door.
Victoria’s work experience comes from a little bit of everywhere. She was born and raised in the United Kingdom, and since starting her family has lived in both Oregon and the Netherlands. She and her husband Dave have two kids—Luca and Ruby—as well as a labrador named Harvey.
If she sounds like a real go-getter already, you haven’t seen anything yet! Her whole family is athletic and active. They enjoy exploring new places together, and they absolutely love going to the beach, whether it be at a lake, a river, or an ocean. Luca is a competitive swimmer, and Ruby tries just about every sport available.
Victoria’s more personal hobbies include baking, fashion, and photography.
Amanda transitioned to become our Office Manager in Spring 2022 and we are thrilled! We love how willing she is to help wherever she’s needed, and to learn anything the job requires. Her friendly face makes the front office feel more like home than a waiting room.
As a native from The Pacific Northwest, Amanda loves Oregon—especially during the fall! In 2016, she graduated from Portland State University where she earned a BS in Community Health, with a minor in Aging Services. We’re excited to see her experience make our dental office a better place.
When she’s not welcoming people at our front desk, Amanda loves to bake, hike, work on DIY projects, and drink all the coffee she can get her hands on. She’s also a huge Disney fan. Much like the stories she enjoys on the silver screen, Amanda had her own fairy tale romance. She married her high school sweetheart, and together with their cat, Princess, they’re working on happily ever after.
Ashlee joined our team as a front office Patient Care Coordinator in Spring 2022 and we couldn’t be more delighted to work with her. Ashlee is definitely a ‘people person’ and welcomes our patients with a smile and easy conversation. A fast learner with excellent organization, communication and business skills, Ashlee is motivated to enhance our front office patient care and communication.
When she’s away from the office, you’ll find her spending time with her family and friends and her much loved PomChi pup. Ashlee has a love of bubble tea and visiting local wineries, as well as trying out local food hot spots – she definitely joined the right team!